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Virginia is one of the 13 original colonies. It is bordered by Maryland to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, North Carolina and Tennessee to the south, Kentucky to the west, and western Virginia to the northwest. The state capital is Richmond. Virginia earned the nickname “Old Dominion” for its allegiance to the exiled Charles II of England during the Commonwealth and Puritan Protectorate (1653-59). It has one of the longest continuous histories of any American state, dating back to the settlement of Jamestown in the early 17th century.

It was named after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I and was nicknamed the “Mother of Presidents” because several US presidents were born here. Virginia’s geography includes subtropical and temperate forests separated by the Blue Ridge Mountains in the eastern part of the state. It has fertile soil along the coast where crops can be grown, but in the west, most of it is forested and less fertile. Tidewater areas along the coast contain swamps and inland swamps. The Chesapeake Bay separates Virginia from the eastern U.S. state of Maryland, and most of its capital, Richmond, is located on the north bank of the James River.

Virginia was one of the first English settlements in North America with Jamestown at the mouth (north side) of the James River. The Commonwealth of Virginia was founded in 1787 after the United States gained independence from Great Britain. It became one of the thirteen original states of the United States. Virginia’s history includes many periods of civil war and conflict, including the American Civil War (1861-65), during which Richmond was the Confederate capital and about half a million people fought in the area. A heavy iron-refining and coal-mining industry was established in Appalachia around 1870 but declined during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Top RN Schools


1. James Madison University, Harrisonburg

The curriculum at the School of Nursing at James Madison University is designed to engage students fully and make them aware of the needs of the surrounding community. Students are offered numerous opportunities to become involved in programs such as Precious Times Pediatric Respite Program and the Homeless Suitcase Clinic. The curriculum incorporates civic engagement through its innovative Health Policy Collaborative, which is a partnership between the School of Nursing, the College of Business and the Departments of Social Work, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Health Sciences.

2. University of Virginia, Charlottesville

The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia offers an online BSN program that prioritizes research and high academic standards. The school consistently ranks among the top nursing colleges in Virginia and in the nation. In 1928, when the school was founded, it was the first nursing school in the state to offer a nursing baccalaureate degree. The UVA School of Nursing is known for its research as well as for its academics, and nearly half of its full-time research faculty here have fellowships funded by the National Nursing Academy.

3. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

In the School of Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University (MCV), you will learn how to deliver care that is patient-centered, collaborative, and cost-effective. The school offers students many opportunities to gain practical experience in identifying and treating health issues that affect Virginia residents in rural communities as well as in urban centers. The university was founded as a medical college in 1854 and is one of the top-ranked universities in the United States with more than $270 million in funding in 2014-2015 alone. "U.S. News & World Report" ranks the School of Nursing, which is located on VCU’s MCV campus, among the top 50 programs of its kind in the nation.

4. Liberty University, Lynchburg

The Liberty University School of Nursing serves a widespread student body, so it’s no surprise that this nursing school focuses on both the occupation and vocation of nursing. You will do well in this program if you are committed to the Christian ethical standards practiced by the school and have an interest in applying those standards abroad. The Global Studies Cognate gives students the opportunity to hone their mission-related caregiving skills.

5. Radford University, Radford

The State Normal and Industrial School at Radford was founded in 1910 to provide teachers for the nearby Appalachian region. The school's School of Nursing was founded in 1966 to address a severe nursing shortage in the region. At this set of nursing programs in Virginia, you’ll learn how to deliver culturally sensitive care that meets the evolving needs of the region as well as of world outside it. The school follows the Nursing Metaparadigm Concepts model, which defines client, environment, health and nurse as the four foci of successful nursing care.

Source: https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools/virginia/

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